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Need help with a project? Former Make: Labs intern Matthew Dalton and Jacob Rogers, both from Instructables, have launched a great new podcast called R&D Media Labs, where they field project questions and offer answers. Matt writes: “The goal of the podcast is to assist people in brainstorming ideas for projects to be worked on, in work, at the concept stage, or even looking back to better ideas of tackling something already finished in future iterations.”

For Episode 007, launched today, they ask:

What do kids, dogs, Raspberry Pi’s, and computer monitor mounts all have in common? They’re all the subject of this weeks episode! Listen along as we discuss fun projects for children, ways to control LEDs with a Raspberry Pi (hint: you use an Arduino instead), physical timers so you know when your dog has been fed, and ways of constructing a multi-axis mount for a computer screen. It’s bananas!

For Episode 005, they even did a Make Forum Special:

This week we’ve decided to change things up a bit. We’ve left our comfortable home in the Instructables forums to venture into the forums at Makezine. We found some excellent questions that range from strapping a bike light to your helmet to creating your own VOIP phone booth.

Got a project question you need help with? Email Matt and Jacob!

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.


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